Yamaha guitar dating
There is a different system for electric guitars and bases.
These were just sequential serial numbers from 001 up to 1042. The fourth and fifth numbers represent the day of the month. Because there is only 1 number representing the year, there are possible duplicates using this system.
You’ll find some hopefully useful links below, too, to other sites about Pacificas and setups etc.
If you’ve got links you think others would like to hear about, let me know in a comment. I don’t collect emails or anything for spam, this is just a hobby site.
I don’t know for sure but it looks like these guitars can be dated by the chart above too.
Luckely these guitars normaly also have a pickup number that makes them datable.
Guitars: Orig '72 Tele Custom Deluxe (Walnut F Hole 2 Humbucks and a Bigsy, Orig '52 ES125 (Swing it!So if, like me, you love Yamaha Pacificas (and especially if, like me, you like to take them apart and build them into something else) I hope you find something interesting here (like how to do your own set up so useless guitar shops don’t keep ripping you off for substandard work).And please send me pictures of your own Pacificas, especially if they’re a little out of the ordinary.For these ones you will also need to know where your guitar was built – which you should be able to be found next to the serial number of your guitar and will say “made in..” and then the country it was built in (either Japan, Taiwan or Indonesia).
Note: The following only applies to acoustic, acoustic-electric and classical guitars.
The most common Yamaha serial numbers follow a system that uses 2 letters, followed by 5 numbers. The letters H to Q each represent the number that the year the guitar was built in .